‘Best of Business’ Celebration Honors Greater Hartford Companies

Hartford Patch– Locally owned and operated businesses are an important part of the fabric of the Greater Hartford business community. Last evening, movers, shakers and business leaders from across the region gathered at the Hartford Yard Goats Club to celebrate these enterprising companies.

New Study Shows Connecticut is Blazing the Trail for Women in Business

The Daily Campus/em> – Hartford ranks seventh in the top 10 American cities for women to start a business, according to a recent Citrix Sharefile study.

The study took into consideration economic and cultural factors such as percentage of businesses in the city owned by women, percentage of women business executives and buying power by local women.

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CT Biz Schools Aim to Build Women C-Suite Pipeline

Hartford Business Journal – When Nancy Lennert decided to transition her career from animation to marketing, one of her first steps was to enroll in UConn’s part-time MBA program.

“I wanted a more solid foundation of business knowledge, including finance and accounting,” Lennert said.

Grad School Programs Increasingly Call Hartford Home

Hartford Business Journal – When classes begin in late August, hundreds of UConn graduate students in social work, public policy and education will be coming to downtown Hartford.

They will join nearly 1,400 graduate students at UConn’s center-city business school along with the 250 or so grad students enrolled in the University of St. Joseph’s School of Pharmacy, located in the XL Center

A Connecticut Marine Reflects On His Mission In Iraq

WNPR – Connecticut U.S. Marine Michael Zacchea had a job to do in 2004: train and lead the first Iraqi Army battalion after the U.S. disbanded the country’s military post invasion.

This hour, we revisit our conversation with Zacchea, and co-author Ted Kemp about their book The Ragged Edge which details the challenges Zacchea faced leading a diverse group of Iraqis.